John Kennedy enjoyed Celtic's title party celebrations at Celtic Park on Saturday, and stressed the reason the club enjoys so much success is through hard work and consistency.

The Celtic assistant manager said that embedding these core tenets at the very beginning of every season are ultimately what guide the staff and players to moments like the weekend's on-pitch celebrations, while saving special praise for returning manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Irishman returned to Parkhead last summer, following a hugely successful first period in charge – winning seven out of seven trophies between 2016 and 2019.

With outgoing manager Ange Postecoglou departing Glasgow last year having just clinched a domestic treble, Rodgers faced a different challenge this time around, and Kennedy believes his boss succeeded in style.

"It's amazing," Kennedy told Celtic TV. "I think there was a lot of pressure this year in terms of following Ange, but Brendan has come in and done a remarkable job.

"Again, when it's come to the business end of things, the team has stood up, the manager has stood up, and [the celebrations] are what it's all for."

"That comes from the consistency away back at the start of the season. It's not like you turn a switch and it's like, 'okay, we need to get it going', it's consistency in our work all the way, and that consistency prepares you for these moments.

"That's why the guys come strong at the end, they're always ready."

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Kennedy stepped up to the Celtic dugout in 2015 as Ronny Deila's first-team coach, a role he continued under Rodgers in 2016. The 40-year-old was promoted to become Neil Lennon's number two in 2019, before fulfilling the same role under Postecoglou and again upon Rodgers' return.

The former-defender has in turn enjoyed much success at Celtic, as both a player and a coach. Kennedy was then asked by Celtic TV's Gerry McCulloch how many medals he's now won in Glasgow's east end.

Kennedy quipped: "21. And counting."

The Celtic assistant manager will aim to add to that tally this weekend, when Celtic play Rangers in the Scottish Cup Final 2024 on Saturday, May 25.